Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Seeing Jesus - September 2016

(To Heaven and Back Again series)

As I took my seat, the first song our church played focused on the Holy Spirit with an upbeat tempo. As I raised my hands to worship the Lord, I closed my eyes. With no effort on my part, I saw myself, as if standing behind and to the left of my physical body. My body shrank in a blink of an eye and I became child-sized as an indistinct, child-sized figure came forward and took both my hands in His. We began hopping around in a circle the way children do when the dance and play.
Grinning like a kid, I sent a silent thought of ‘thank you’ to the Holy Spirit. I had been asking Him to make himself more real to me so I could see Him as the third person of the Trinity instead of an “it.” This incredible introduction seemed like a wonderful experience and I was grateful for the awesome day at church.
Jesus by Akiane
The next song, one of my favorites, was a waltz-like tune that says, “You’re my one desire, you’re my one thirst, more than anything, I seek You first…” As I raised my hands and closed my eyes I saw myself dancing with the Lord whose features were indistinct, but I knew instantly who it was, nonetheless. My right hand dropped slightly while my left came down in front of my stomach, mimicking the position in the vision. It seems natural for my feet to follow the path the Lord led me on as we waltzed together.
Towards the end of the song a thought that wasn’t mine enters my mind, “This is our song.”
Mulling over those words, I finally reply, “Lord, this song is about how much I need You. Why is it our song?”

His said, “Before you knew me, this is how much I wanted you.” It wasn’t just the words, I felt a longing that resembles that first teenage crush and how you look everywhere you go for them. Then, when you spot them across the room, you hold your breath, hoping they will look your way so you can at least connect with a smile.
I was completely undone: I collapsed, putting my head on the chair in front of me. My shoulders shook as I sobbed, overcome by the strength of the unexpected foreign emotions. I had heard many people talk of how much God loves us and how much He desires us to be with Him. It is an entirely different thing to feel it. My friend Kristy looked questioningly at me as the pastor told us to greet our neighbors. “I was dancing with the Lord,” I said.
“When I saw you,” she replied, “I said to myself, she looks like she’s dancing!” On the way out of the service I described the words exchanged and the emotion that accompanied them. It would be three days before I could speak of this encounter to another person, even to Mom. (If you’ve read Angels Believe in You, you know she is my “go to” person for spiritual matters.)
I had a list of people waiting to hear about my long-awaited trip to Heaven. This was a small first step. However, it was much different than I expected. It was so filled with emotion that for days I couldn’t think about it without being overcome with that “love” feeling from God. It caused me to break down into tears. When I finally did call Mom, I still couldn’t get through the story without a few tears streaming down my cheeks.
On Thursday, I joined the young adults again, as I had been led to do for many months. I approached the leader’s wife, let’s call her Carrie. “Remember the other day when you told me about seeing Jesus while you worship? I had suggested that perhaps the woman from the Bethel Church who leads people in meeting the Lord might be a good guest speaker for the young adult group so they could encounter Jesus…? Well, I think maybe we don’t need her to come and speak after all.”
Quickly I filled her in on my experience. After talking with her husband later that night, the youth leader seemed to think it would be a good idea for me to give my testimony at one of the future meeting. I agreed, thinking that this is a new way that God has to connect and train His people for the outpouring of His glory that has been prophesied about.
While I waited to give my testimony, I pestered God, “Before I get up there in front of people and say that this is how You are going to prepare people for the outpouring, I would really like to know for absolutely sure that this is what you are saying. I have heard this before from a man who visited you in Heaven, and you confirmed it with a miracle and a vision outlining my future path… but I need to know 100% for sure that this is the same thing.”
While I waited for an answer, I tried to recreate the experience: Lying in bed with worship music on, I pictured the Lord, but I was unable to mimic the imagery and nothing really happened. This confirmed that it is the Holy Spirit who empowers us to encounter the Lord in this way. It isn’t just imagination.
The next Sunday there was a guest preacher at the church I watch on TV. The pastor’s father had a huge ministry during the Jesus movement back in the 70s. I didn’t really care for his style of preaching, but before I could switch off the program, the Holy Spirit swelled up inside me. A pressure formed right where my ribcage meets and a mild tingling prickled my skin.
Knowing the Holy Spirit had something for me in this program, I kept watching. Two hours later his wife stepped up to the podium next to him. She began speaking in tongues with an English word thrown in every now and then. The gift of tongues and interpretation of tongues was fulfilled as the guest preacher interpreted what God was saying through her, “The Holy Spirit will teach people in a new way, to prepare them for the outpouring of the glory that is coming…” As he spoke these words, the pressure in my middle eased.
I bounced up out of my seat with a shout, “Praise God, thank you Holy Spirit for confirming what you have been whispering to me!”
On Wednesday, I attended another church that was having a “healing” night. Our family had been out of town since I had danced with the Lord and I was looking forward to worshiping again. The first song was one I wasn’t too familiar with: the words were worship, but the beat was more like a hip-hop dance beat. I sighed and tried to dismiss my irritation as I struggled to follow along.
As my eyes closed, I saw the Lord dancing. It was like a mixture of “The Twist” and an old fashioned “Mashed Potato” where you swing one fist above your head then the other. Laughter burst forth before I could stop it. Every time I would close my eyes in so much as a long blink, I would see the Lord right before me rocking out with the same wild abandon – the shock of seeing Him so exuberant caused me to laugh every time. By the end to the song, I got His message: Lighten-up, have fun with it!
Preparing to give my testimony, I meditated on the experience, asking God what He wanted me to say. I remembered that this wasn’t the first time I danced during worship. In the past, it was more of a strong leading telling me which foot to move and when. In comparing the two experiences, it was much easier to follow the Lord when I could see us dancing. Instead of just flowing with a feeling, the urging of the Holy Spirit, I knew what to do and when to do it. This is why the Holy Spirit is going to be bringing people to Jesus for training in face-to-face experiences instead of the normal leading and guiding with the Holy Spirit. It is crunch time and we need that more direct leading.
The woman from Bethel Church has said that the Lord told her to help people visit Him. These face-to-face experiences during worship usually happen in the following way:

·       First: He appears; many times with indistinct features. A person can try to picture an indistinct figure as a way of inviting Him to come while they worship.
·       Second: The Lord does something: we are created “like” Him. He likes physical contact, just like we do. It may be a hug, handshake, pat on the back, dancing, or many other types of contact.
·       Third: He will say something. It is always loving and uplifting like, “I’m proud of you,” “I love you,” or “You are doing so good.” Whether it is one of these or something else, it will be what means the most to that person.
·       Fourth: The Lord will want to take you somewhere for more training. The Lord has created a garden for each of us. From what I’ve heard about these garden experiences, it seems they may be on the outer edge of the Third Heaven because the presence of God doesn’t radiate with the overpowering essence of love in these encounters.

The garden is a place where the trinity interacts with us in living parables to help us know them and ourselves as the sons and daughters of the Most High better. Think of it like your own personal Garden of Eden. The Lord will heal hurts, both physical and emotional that are interfering with our walk as well as helping us to more fully develop the fruits of the Spirit: Love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. I eagerly await my trip to the garden He has created for me. If you want to see him, you can use any song that draws you close to Him in your heart.
Remember that Satan is the imitator of God. He often appears as an angel of light. When you have these encounters, you should always make sure what you are being told or things you learn line up with the Bible.
Another thing that the Holy Spirit showed me when I was meditating on this experience is how it lines up with the feasts of Israel. I have been researching the feasts since I was called as a prophet in the middle of one. The Hebrew word for feasts latterly means “appointed times.” Everything Jesus did lined up to the day with the Jewish feasts:

1.   Passover: celebrates the coming Messiah as the Passover lamb whose blood would be shed for their sins. Jesus fulfilled everything they put the lambs through and was crucified on the day of Passover.
2.   Unleavened Bread: celebrates the taking away of sin. Jesus was buried on the beginning of this feast. With His death, He took all our sin away.
3.   Pentecost: Celebrates a freeing of God’s people. The Holy Spirit was poured out on Jesus’ disciples on this day, founding the first church.

The tiniest details in each of these feasts have been fulfilled. The next fest is the Feast of Trumpets. Many people believe this relates to the catching away of the saints (rapture). I have studied these feasts and believe that Trumpets signifies the outpouring of the glory. The sound of a trumpet signifies a call to arms, a battle cry. Everyone who is expecting an outpouring to come soon refers to God’s glory being poured out as call to arms, a battle cry.

The Lord revealed Himself to me in worship during the 40 days of the Feast of Trumpets. This is the first trumpet blast, calling for the body of Christ to wake up and prepare for the Glory. Look for an upcoming book which will fully explain the details of the feasts and what the future ones represent.

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In March of 2014 I released Angels Believe in You. This book covers a 13 year period of my life where some interest things occurred:

  • I heard the voice of God
  • received two undeniable physical signs from God
  • saw angels and demons on thirteen separate occasions
  • was healed three times from serious and fully documented medical conditions

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Make no mistake; Lynn does not claim to be an expert on angels or demons. She is neither the epitome of Christian perfection, nor a Bible scholar. However, what happened to her is both astounding and irrefutable.

It is Lynn’s sincere hope that these extraordinary events that have changed her life will comfort and help you through whatever challenges you face — now or in the future.

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me?

Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was. 

Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learn years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways. 

In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. Basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him are included in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Other posts about my journey with God:

August 9, 2014 - What Does My Guardian Angel Look Like?

January 4, 2015 - The First Among Many

September 13, 2015 - An Official Title

October 5, 2015 - Angelic Confirmation of the Appointment

October 9, 2015 - Miraculous Confirmation

February 27, 2016 - What is a Tetrad Blood Moon Prophet

June 1, 2016 - First Test as a Prophet (Anointed by an Angel)

September 25, 2016 - Seeing Jesus

September 30, 2016 - Wrestling with God

January 2, 2017 - The Final Test - 313

June 25, 2017 - Roadmap to Heaven

July 23, 2017 Moments with God: Finding Daddy

August 8, 2017 - Moments with God: Playing Checkers

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